In the Epiphany season, we focus on how God, by the Holy Spirit, enlightens our hearts and lights our paths (Ps 119:105). How Christ, the light of the world, moves us toward the light of God’s love (Jn 8:12). This makes it a great time to begin or renew or expand our study of scripture!

Sundays beginning January 8, at 9am in the Fireside Room and on Zoom, come for a Faith Forum series Exploring the Women’s Lectionary Texts and Womanist Interpretation, facilitated by Dr. Judy Stack.

During Epiphany SJE will be using the lectionary texts from A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church, a lectionary that highlights women’s stories and voices in the biblical texts. Each Sunday before we hear these texts in church, we will look at them ahead of time in Faith Forum, discuss them, and engage with the commentary on those texts written by the lectionary’s author, Dr Wilda Gafney. Each Sunday will be a little different, with visits from our preachers and special guests, so come ready to be inspired and stretched!

To view the Epiphany Women’s Lectionary readings, click here. 

During the season after the Epiphany St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in St. Paul, Minnesota will be utilizing the Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church as our lectionary for Sunday worship and as the source material for our Sunday Faith Forums. This video is a comprehensive conversation about the Women’s Lectionary, what it is, how we’ll use it, and why it is important and significant for our church. Tune in for a 30 minute conversation with The Rev’d’s Jered Weber-Johnson, Craig Lemming, and Chelsea Stanton as well as Dr. Judy Stack, as they discuss this important new series.

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